On Thursday, January 20, 2022, Austin Prep announced it will join the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC), effective at the start of the 2022-2023 academic year. The NEPSAC is an association of accredited independent and faith-based schools across New England. You can read the announcement here.
We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about the transition below.
Frequently Asked Questions about Austin Prep's Transition to the NEPSAC
- Why are we joining the NEPSAC?
- Why was the decision to join the NEPSAC made now?
- What process was used to make this decision?
- What is the financial impact of joining NEPSAC?
- Will membership in the NEPSAC cause tuition to rise dramatically?
- When will Austin Prep begin competing in the NEPSAC?
- Will it be more competitive for my child to make a team at Austin Prep?
- Will Austin Prep athletics lose the ability to compete for state titles?
- What is the competitive balance in the NEPSAC?
- Who might our competitor schools be in the NEPSAC?
- There was a reference to an independent schedule. What does that mean?
- Will Austin Prep students be required to participate in athletics?
- How many schools are in the NEPSAC?
- Will Austin Prep’s academic calendar change?